My DS7 just got home from school. There are only 8 days left so the teacher sent home workbooks in his backpack. Silly me, I thought they actually used them in the classroom, but no. There are four sizable workbooks (200+ pages) and there isn't a mark in them outside of my son's name! I can only imagine what these books cost the school and multiply that by the twenty students in his class and the number of classes... I am surprised at the waste. All grade classes follow the same curriculum so why did they order, and subsequently, waste all these books? I could use them to supplement his summer work (book I had already purchaed), but there is no way he can complete 700+ pages of material over the summer. These books were for reading, spelling vocabulary. I can only imagine how many more books will be sent home for math, science and the like.